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from Michael McKenzie Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board

Welcome to What’sOn at the Library. Vaughan Public Libraries continues to offer innovative and informative opportunities that Enrich Inspire Transform. In 2014, we plan to surpass our 2013 program benchmarks where we supported over 6,000 attendees in learning English, welcomed almost 20,000 early literacy program attendees, encouraged almost 3,000 children in VPL’s Summer Reading Program and provided over 1,000 technology training opportunities for adults. We hope that the programs listed in this edition of What’sOn inspire you to join us for some of the fabulous programming we have to offer. As we complete the construction of our new teen area at Pierre Berton Resource Library we anticipate that we will be able to begin refurbishment of the Kleinburg Library in 2014. We are confident that our construction projects will enhance our ability to provide the citizens of Vaughan with new opportunities and resources that Enrich Inspire Transform.

A volunteer from our partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, will prepare your tax return for free! To be eligible, you must have a total household income of less than $20,000 without dependents and less than $30,000 with dependents. Pre-register at the Service Desk after Family Day. BCRL DC

Mar 8 & 15 1 pm Mar 13, 19 & 26 5:30 pm Mar 5 & 19 6 pm Mar 22 1 pm


Mar 5 & 20 Mar 5, 19 & 26 Mar 15 & 29 Mar 3, 4, 17 & 18 Mar 8 & 22

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RENOVATIONS IN MARCH AT ANSLEY GROVE LIBRARY Ansley Grove Library will be closed for renovations starting Mon., March 17. The branch will reopen for service to the community on Wed., March 26. We apologize for any inconvenience. Keep up-to-date on new libraries being built and renovations to existing branches through VPL’s Building Projects Blog at

(From L to R) Gary McCluskie, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Marlon Kallideen, former Commissioner, City of Vaughan, VPL CEO Margie Singleton, VPL Board Chair, Michael McKenzie, Ward 4 Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, Luciano Di Giuseppe, Project Manager, Maystar General Contractors, Maya Goldenberg, former President, Thornhill Woods Community Association, Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan, Joe Maio, President, Maystar General Contractors, VPL Board Trustee Pradeep Puri, VPL Board Trustee Steve Kerwin, Ward 3 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee Rosanna DeFrancesca and VPL Board Trustee Lorraine de Boer were on-site to dedicate the north entrance area of the North Thornhill Community Centre as the site of the future home of VPL’s Pleasant Ridge Library.

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library



March April May 2014

What’s New STUDY HALL APRIL 4 - 29

Need a place to study for exams? VPL’s study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups.


Bathurst Clark Resource Library Maple Library Pierre Berton Resource Library Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 pm to midnight Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 5 -9 pm (No Study Hall Apr 18, 20 & 21)



Go to and check out VPL’s amazing new digital offerings. Click on Books & Resources on the left-side menu and check out our Download & Digital and Articles & Research categories!

Zinio (Downloads & Digital)

The library has a digital newsstand just for you! Sign up and check out as many digital magazines as you like – no limits, no due dates, no late fees. You can even use the Zinio app to download magazines to your phone or tablet, for magazines on the go!

IndieFlix (Downloads & Digital)

A film festival in your home or your pocket! IndieFlix offers access to thousands of independent films – feature films, documentaries, animated and shorts. Nothing to download, nothing to check out. Login, browse, build your own film queue (a mini-festival of your very own), even watch immediately with just a click. For a complete list of great new eResources at VPL see page 12.

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North Thornhill Community Centre 300 Pleasant Ridge Ave. You don’t have to wait until the new Pleasant Ridge Library at the North Thornhill Community Centre is built to take part in VPL’s early literacy programming. Join us on Thursdays, Preschool Room A, 3:45–4:15 pm

Vellore Village Community Centre 1 Villa Royale Avenue Join us for stories, songs and activities in Chinese for children and caregivers at Vellore Village Community Centre. Participants may also check out Chinese language library materials after storytime. Mar 26, Apr 30 & May 28 3:30 pm


Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Children enjoy an independent half-hour of stories, songs and activities while learning some of the social skills they will need in kindergarten. Caregivers must remain in the library. Pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 3-5. AN Tuesdays 11:30 am Wednesdays 1:30 pm MA Thursdays Apr 3- May 15 11:30 am (registration begins Mar 20)

Preschool programs Baby and Me Storytime

It is never too early to introduce your baby to books! Come and learn new songs, rhymes and read books with a librarian and an Ontario Early Years Centre representative. For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver. AN Fridays 10:30 am

Born to Read

Join us for an interactive program to share stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! For ages 0-18 months with a parent or caregiver. BCRL Wednesdays* 10:30 am Wednesdays* 11:30 am DC Thursdays 11:30 am MA Tuesdays 1:30 pm PBRL Tuesdays 10:30 am

LEGO DUPLO® Read! Build! Play!

Join us to read, build and play with Duplo® to help your child develop early literacy skills. For ages 2-5. PBRL Thursdays 10:30 am WO Mar 11, Apr 8 & May 13 10:30 am

Music and Movement

Move, shake, wiggle and sing in this interactive hour-long program. Offered in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. Space is limited. For ages 6 and under. PBRL Mondays Mar 3-May 5 3 pm

Musical Babies

An hour-long program that incorporates musical learning with songs, rhymes and more! Offered in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. Space is limited. For ages 0-24 months. KL Wednesdays 2 pm PBRL Thursdays 3 pm

Play, Laugh, Learn @ the Library

Indulge in one hour of unstructured play promoting early literacy. Children/caregivers will enjoy our Duplo®, musical instruments, books and more. For ages 5 and under. AN Saturdays 10:30 am BCRL Fridays 10:30 am

Ready to Read

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and activities. Come share great ideas for developing early literacy skills and a love of reading. For ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. BCRL Tuesdays 10:30 am MA Thursdays 10:30 am PBRL Wednesdays 10:30 am

Toddling to Read

This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months to 3 years. AN Tuesdays 10:15 am BCRL Thursdays* 10:30 am Thursdays* 11:30 am MA Tuesdays 10:30 am PBRL Fridays 10:30 am no program Apr 18

Tuesday Tickles

Come join us for family fun with songs, rhymes and stories to help promote early literacy. Offered in partnership with the Ontario Early Years Centre. For ages 18 months to 5 years. KL Tuesdays 10:30 am

* Tickets available at Service Desk 30 minutes before.


AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library What’sOn

March April May 2014

iCreate Children’s Workshops

Create your own video game, eBook, animation or digital art. Make a unique masterpiece. For ages 9-13. PBRL Mar 1 2 pm Apr 12 & 26 2 pm May 10 & 24 2 pm

LEGO® Mania

Children’s programs Author Visit

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet Canada’s most talented children’s authors. Bathurst Clark Resource Library will feature author and storyteller Aubrey Davis. Kyo Maclear will visit Maple Library and Michèle Laframboise (en français) will be at Pierre Berton Resource Library. This program is offered with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. BCRL May 29 1 pm MA May 1 1 pm PBRL May 7 1 pm

Celebrate Canadian Children’s Book Week

What do Chester, Augustine and Scaredy Squirrel have in common? Mélanie Watt! Celebrate the books and characters of Mélanie Watt during Canadian Children’s Book Week. PBRL May 7 7 pm WO May 3 1 pm

Chess Club

Come by the library to meet like-minded chess players. Play a game, talk strategy or battle it out! MA Tuesdays 6:30 pm WO Tuesdays 6:45 pm

Chess Lessons

A chess expert will guide you through the intricacies of the game. Beginner players $50/8 weeks; Intermediate $65/8 weeks. For ages 6-15. KL Saturdays, Apr 5-May 24 Beginners 1:30 pm Intermediate 2:30 pm

If you like playing with LEGO®, come to our special event where you can discover stories and design and build LEGO® structures. For ages 6-12. AN Mar 11 2 pm BCRL* Mar 7 3 pm DC Mar 15 2 pm Mar 24 7 pm Apr 5 & May 3 2 pm PBRL Mar 8 & 22 2 pm Apr 5 & 19 2 pm May 3, 17 & 31 2 pm

Paws to Read

Don’t Just Recycle, UPcycle!

Keep used items out of the landfill by learning to turn your recyclables into fun new creations. For ages 6-10.* WO Apr 26 1 pm

In partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada VPL will match emerging readers with a four-legged friend they can read with. Applications may be submitted as of April 8. Contact the Service Desk. For ages 7-9. MA Tuesdays Apr 29-May27 6:45 pm

Errol Lee Author Visit

Reading Buddies Applications

Join us for an engaging visit with author, musician and motivational speaker Errol Lee. For grades 4 and 5. DC Mar 20 1:30 pm

French Reading Circle

Practice your French language skills with an evening of French stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers. For ages 7 and up. PBRL Tuesdays 7 pm

Hear a Tale, Tell a Tale

Watch traditional Asian folktales being told using pieces of art. Make the pieces yourself so that you can share the stories with others. MA May 24 1:30 pm

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Help your child discover reading! Your child is matched with a volunteer for one hour over ten weeks. Applications are available at the Service Desk or online at programs/view/461. WO

Wii for Fwii

Have some spare time? Come and play some Wii for Fwii at your Librawii. For ages 7–12. DC Apr 7 7 pm Apr 19 2 pm May 5 7 pm

* Tickets available at Service Desk 30 minutes before.


Hippity Hop to Easter

Celebrate Easter with songs, stories and fingerplays! DC Apr 15 7 pm MA Apr 15 7 pm

Meet the Mammals

Come take a walk on the wild side! Enjoy an interactive learning experience with an assortment of North American mammals in celebration of Earth Day. PBRL Apr 19 2:30 pm


Children & Family programs Ciao Bambini!

Join us for a half-hour Italian/English bilingual storytime. Fun songs, activities and stories are designed to introduce Italian language and culture to children. WO Mar 27, Apr 24 May 29 7 pm

Family Movie

Enjoy a movie with your family while you share time together. It’s fun for kids and parents! Watch our family-oriented feature films on the big screen. AN Fridays 4 pm BCRL Mar 10 2 pm DC Mar 12 & 26 6:30 pm Apr 9 & 23 6:30 pm May 7 & 21 6:30 pm MA Mar 3 & 11 Apr 7, May 5 6:30 pm PBRL Sundays 2:30 pm no program Apr 20/May 18 WO Saturdays 2 pm * Tickets available at Service Desk 30 minutes before.


Family Storytime

Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! BCRL Mondays 7 pm DC Tuesdays 7 pm PBRL Mondays 7 pm no program Apr 21/May 19 WO Tuesdays 10:30 am Thursdays 10:30 am

Get Hoppy at the Library!

Join us for fun and frolic and share some eggcellent tales as we celebrate the holiday. Don’t miss the Easter Egg hunt! AN Apr 19 10:30 am

Have fun learning the Japanese art of paper folding. Parents are welcome to participate as we learn some traditional origami designs. MA May 21 6:30 pm

P.A. Days @ Your Library

School’s out for the day! Drop by the library and pass the time with some fun activities. Contact the Service Desk for details. MA BCRL

Paint a Pot & Plant a Seed

Celebrate Earth Day by showing your green thumb! Paint a clay pot at the library, then take it home along with some soil and seeds and watch your plant grow! For ages 6 and up. BCRL Apr 22 10:30 am DC Apr 22 7 pm MA* Apr 22 4 pm PBRL Apr 22 6 pm

Happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrate Mother’s Day at this special program with fun activities for the whole family. For ages 7 and up. AN May 10 10:30 am BCRL May 5 7 pm DC May 6 7 pm MA* May 6 4:30 pm PBRL May 7 10:30 am

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library What’sOn

March April May 2014

Red Cross Babysitting Training This all-day training offers child care skills, safety tips for children and what to do in case of an emergency. Admission is $50.00. Pre-register at the Service Desk. For ages 11-16. DC Mar 8 10 am MA Mar 11 & 15 10 am May 24 10 am

Summer Company

Turn your idea into a business. VBEC’s Summer Company provides students (ages 15-29) with coaching and cash to start a business. We can help with your application. PBRL Mar 4 3:30 pm

Teen programs Amnesty International @ Your Library

How to ACE Research Assignments

Tech Savvy Teens

A librarian will give you pointers on proper research, essay structure, grammar, editing and source citing! For high school, college, and university students. Contact the Service Desk. PBRL

Help us bridge the digital divide and volunteer your time by teaching adults to use a variety of computer applications. Applications are available at the Service Desk or online at AN BCRL DC MA PBRL WO

Catching Fire Movie Night

Movie Break

Teen Book Reviews

Take action against human rights violations. Meet with like-minded teens and write letters to help free prisoners of conscience. You can make a difference while earning your volunteer hours! MA WO

Let the games begin! Join us for a night of adventure as we test our survival skills and then relax by watching Catching Fire, the movie. Please pre-register at the Service Desk. BCRL May 2 6:30 pm MA May 2 6:30 pm

French Reading Volunteers

Volunteer to help children practice French reading and language skills. Applications are available at the Service Desk or online and are accepted on an ongoing basis. PBRL Tuesdays 7 pm

Henna Body Art

Design and apply your very own henna tattoo. AN May 29 7 pm

Grab your friends and come to the library for a new or classic movie screened just for teens. And did we mention it’s free? No registration required. MA Mar 12 3:30 pm PBRL Fridays 2:45 pm no program Apr 18

Reading Buddies Volunteers

Help children become better readers! Volunteers commit to a minimum of one hour per week over ten weeks. Applications are available at the Service Desk or online at Contact the library for application deadline. WO

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Want volunteer hours? Enjoy sharing your opinion? Earn hours blogging, vlogging or podcasting about a book you’ve read on VPL’s Teen Vortex. Apply at the Service Desk or online. AN DC BCRL MA WO

Teen Library Volunteers

Do you need to earn community service hours? Join VPL’s Teen Library Volunteers. Help us with a variety of tasks at the library and in the community. Contact the Service Desk or download the application form. AN Mar 4 & 18 3:30 pm Apr 1, 15 & 29 3:30 pm May 13 & 27 3:30 pm BCRL Thursdays 7 pm DC Mar 31, Apr 28 & May 26 7 pm PBRL Thursdays 4 pm WO Mar 3, 17 & 31 4 pm Apr 14 & 28 4 pm May 12 & 26 4 pm


Community Legal Clinic @ the Library

Vaughan Public Libraries, in partnership with the Community Legal Clinic of York Region, offers free monthly legal clinics at the library. MA Mar 3, Apr 7 & May 5 1 pm PBRL Mar 3, Aprl 7 & May 5 10 am

ESL Class

Adult programs Adult Reading Circle

Adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers are invited to join this program, which features visualized stories, music, and activities that support the development of basic literacy skills. PBRL Mar 11 & 25 1 pm Apr 8 & 22 1 pm May 6 & 20 1 pm

All Things Seedy

Get started on your garden! This seedy talk will guide you through growing plants from seed both indoors and outdoors, germinating seed, and saving seeds for next year. Pre-register at the Service Desk. PBRL Mar 8 10:15 am

Author Readings

A thrilling medley of crime fiction awaits. Join award-winning authors Mesdames of Mayhem as they read tales of mystery and suspense from their anthology Thirteen. Pre-register at the Service Desk. KL Apr 2 7 pm

Author Visit - Memoirs

Author Catherine Gildiner reads from and discusses her memoirs, Too Close to the Falls, After the Falls and Coming Ashore. WO May 26 7 pm

Chinese Information Sessions for Seniors

The New Canadian Community Centre presents a series of weekend programs for newcomers in Mandarin which includes health seminars, dance exercise, book talks and more. BCRL Sundays 1 pm

Combating Bullying in the Workplace

Is your workplace harmonious? In this program you will learn the three most important things you need to know about workplace bullying. Pre-register at the Service Desk. DC May 29 7 pm

Communicate in English with confidence by practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing with a certified teacher. The program is co-sponsored by the YRDSB and funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Proof of immigration status required. BCRL Tuesdays & Saturdays 1:30 pm WO Mondays Thursdays 9 am

ESL Conversation Class

Practice your spoken English with an ESL instructor from the YCDSB and develop your pronunciation and conversation skills. BCRL Mondays 10 am Fridays 11:30 am PBRL Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm

Employment Services at the Library

Learn about the full range of free employment services and training programs funded by Employment Ontario. BCRL Wednesdays 1 pm

AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library | DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library | PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library



March April May 2014

Greening your Grounds with Rain Barrels

Let’s Go to the Movies

Rain barrels are a simple way to make use of the rain that falls on your property. Join us to learn how to install and use a rain barrel. DC May 10 1 pm

More than just a great place to get books, the library is also a fun place to enjoy a film – for free! See you at the show. BCRL Mondays 2 pm MA May 12 6:30 pm

Hindi Kavi Sammelan

Poetry Month Celebration

Join us for a free poetry event featuring a poetry reading in Hindi by local and global poets and writers. In partnership with Akhil Vishva Hindi Samiti and Hindi Chetna. WO May 25 1:30 pm

Hindi Literary Meet Up

Join us for Hindi literary activities including poetry and prose by local and global poets, writers and artists. Offered in partnership with Akhil Vishva Hindi Samiti. WO Mar 30 & Apr 27 1 pm

Internet & Video Games: Fun or Concern?

Are you concerned about the amount of time your child spends gaming? Presented by Addiction Services York Region, this seminar addresses concerns and solutions for over-gaming in children. WO May 8 7 pm

Jews of the GTA

Author and genealogist Bill Gladstone speaks about the history of the Jews in Vaughan, Toronto and the rest of the GTA from the late 1800s to the present. BCRL May 4 11 am

Learning for Life’s Changes

Join us for a series of workshops on the changes we experience as we age. WO May 7, 14, 21 & 28 7 pm

Come celebrate National Poetry Month through public readings by the Vaughan Poets’ Circle. Attendees may sign up to read their own poetry between noon and 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome. BCRL Apr 12 10:30 am

Poetry Reading Night

Vaughan Poets’ Circle

The Vaughan Poets’ Circle invites all poetry lovers to share their work and critique the work of others in a receptive environment. For more info, contact Debbie Ouellet at 905.936.3363. BCRL Mar 8 & May 10 10:30 am


Anthology How To

Join us for a poetry reading with Elana Wolff. She will read from her own composition and assist the audience with the process of creating their own poem. AN Apr 8 7 pm

Learn how to put an anthology together with help from award-winning authors Mesdames of Mayhem. Topics include: authors, selection, editing, design, promotion and marketing. KL May 7 7 pm

Senior Social

Art of Writing Haiku Poetry

Older adults are invited to this free program featuring book chats, activities, guest speakers and special information workshops. Refreshments provided. WO Mar 20 & Apr 17 2 pm

Social Assistance in Ontario

This presentation by the Community Legal Clinic of York Region will provide information on how to apply for Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program. AN Apr 10 2 pm

Triple P Workshops

Presented by the Ontario Early Years Centre the “Positive Parenting Program” is designed to assist parents and caregivers with a variety of parenting skills. Topics include Developing a Good Bedtime Routine (Mar 27) and Coping With Stress – Positive Parenting (Apr 24). WO Mar 27 & Apr 24 7 pm

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Long workshop for the shortest poem! Learn about Haiku, its history and how to write Haiku poems. PBRL Mar 29 2 pm

ePublishing: The Changing Landscape

Learn about current trends in ePublishing, what writer’s need to know, and some real-life tips for creating a quality eBook. Presented by Carrick Publishing. PBRL Apr 13 11 am

Life Stories Writing Group

Join others for six sessions of peer support to write any length or type of memoir. Two-hour sessions may include motivation, critique, writing exercises and resources. WO Mar 13 & 27 2:30 pm Pre-register at the Service Desk.


Computer & Technology Training One-on-One Computer Training

Sign up for an individualized, hands-on lesson about computer basics. AN DC WO

One-on-One eBook Training

Bring your eReader, tablet, or smartphone for a one-on-one session to get you started with VPL’s eBook collection. AN DC PBRL


eResources Continued from page 5.

OneClickDigital (Downloads & Digital) Beyond the Basics

Looking for beyond the basics computer training? Volunteers are available to teach you hot topics such as blogging, social networking, instant messaging, photo and media sharing. Interested? Pick up an application at the Service Desk or online. AN DC MA PBRL WO

Computer Basics

New to computers? Learn basic computer skills such as mousing, keyboarding and the Internet. Speak to staff to determine which class is right for you. PBRL Mar 4, 11, 18 & 25 2 pm Apr 3, 10, 17 & 24 6:30 pm May 6, 13, 20 & 27 2 pm

Database Training

Databases aren’t just for serious scholars anymore! Access your favourite newspaper; look for your next great read; and even find out how to fix your car! AN DC

Get Tech Help

Get help from our tech-savvy volunteers about any computer, device, or general technology question you have. BCRL Mondays & Tuesdays 4 pm Wednesdays & Thursdays 5 pm

Life and Technology

We’ll show you how to get your fill of free, online content such as digital magazines, eBooks, movies, apps, software, education courses, and language instruction. PBRL Mar 4 7 pm Movie streaming: Hoopla and IndieFlix Apr 8 7 pm Books and Magazines: Zinio and OneClickDigital May 6 7 pm Continuing Education: Universal Class and Transparent Language

Please pre-register or book your appointment at the Service Desk.

Need a classic novel for class? Check out the Classics collection at OneClickDigital! Many classic titles are available in both eBook and eAudiobook.

Transparent Language (Articles & Research)

Learn any of 98 languages through vocabulary and grammar lessons with cultural background and usage! Learn English through one of 24 programs specific to your mother tongue! Transparent Language also offers opportunities to connect through social media and an app for on-the-go language learning.

Universal Class (Articles & Research)

More than 500 continuing education courses at your fingertips – from homemaking to drawing to pet care and everything in between!

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March April May 2014

Book Clubs Adult Book Club

Join the discussion group for adults who like to share their thoughts on books they have read. The library will provide a copy of the books. Please pre-register and pick up your book at the Service Desk. AN Mar 26 7 pm The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado Apr 30 7 pm Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain May 28 7 pm Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay BCRL Mar 25 7 pm All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Apr 29 7 pm Regeneration by Pat Barker May 27 7 pm Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson MA Mar 6 7:30 pm The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Apr 3 7:30 pm The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde May 1 7:30 pm And the Rat Laughed by Nava Semel WO Mar 31 7 pm The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich Apr 28 7 pm A Month of Italy by Chris Brady May 26 7 pm After the Falls by Catherine Gildiner

Business Book Club: Networking

Come and network. Break the ice by bringing your favourite business book for discussion. Presented in partnership with the Biz Club. BCRL Mar 6 8:30 am

Chinese Book Club

Join the discussion to share your thoughts on books and existential issues in Chinese. The book club is jointly presented by VPL & York Region Senior Wellness Centre. Pick up your copy of the book at the Service Desk. BCRL Apr 10 & May 8 12:30 pm

Tea and Books

Book lovers are invited to meet with other readers to find out about hidden gems in the library’s book collection. Light refreshments will be served. KL Mondays 2:30 pm no program on Apr 21/May 19

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Kids’ Book Club

Get the book, read the book, and then come and tell us what you thought of it while enjoying activities and games based on the story! For ages 8-12. WO Mar 3 6:30 pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kenny Apr 7 6:30 pm The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan May 5 6:30 pm Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Business programs Six Steps to Business Success

Learn the six steps to business success that only successful entrepreneurs know. Presented in partnership with VBEC. PBRL Apr 23 6:30 pm

Find Company & Industry Info

This one-on-one, 60 minute research consultation will provide an introduction to company and industry resources available at VPL and online. Learn how to find companies in your industry! BCRL MA

Intro to Entrepreneurship

Join a consultant from the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) for an introductory workshop on entrepreneurship. Learn how to prepare business plans and financial statements, and what permits are required. BCRL Mar 26 6:30 pm

Make Yourself Memorable

Eloise Pasianotto will teach you how to make a lasting impression. Add an aura, charisma and the ability to feel at ease in your communication. Offered in partnership with VBEC. BCRL May 14 6:30 pm Please pre-register or book your appointment at the Service Desk.


Using Your Library

Make the Most of Your Membership Get a Library Card. It’s free! With a library card you have free access to books, movies, magazines, music, databases, programs, events, resources and more at all seven branches of Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) and online at!

Visitors You don’t have to have a library card to consult library staff or use the print collections on site. If you wish to use the library’s electronic resources, just show staff your identification at the Service Desk.

Don’t have a library card? If you live, work, go to school full-time or own property in the City of Vaughan, you can get a free library card. Join VPL in person or online—just show identification that has your address, registration or proof of employment in Vaughan on it.

Library Services - in person, online or on the phone All branches have materials for reference and loan. The most comprehensive reference collections are held at Bathurst Clark Resource Library and Pierre Berton Resource Library.

Children can get their own library cards. If they are 13 years old or under, they just need their parent or guardian to sign for their library card. If you don’t qualify for free membership, you can still join. Please phone 905.653.READ (7323) for details.

Vaughan Public Libraries

Fast Website: Reference Inquiries: Phone: 905.653.READ (7323) Online: Email Librarian at Renewing Loans: You may renew most items a maximum of 3 times—providing no one else has requested the item. - Automated renewal: 905.709.0672 - Online: - In person: in any library or at Self Check Out stations - Phone: 905.653.READ (7323) Borrowing Materials: Books, AudioBooks, TV Series, Kobo Vox eReaders, Non-Fiction DVDs/ Blu-Rays/Videos, CDs, MP3 Players, Power Monitor Kits & Pedometers: Loan period: 3 weeks* Magazines, Fiction DVDs/Blu-Rays/Videos & Fast Track Books: Loan period: 7 days (except Fast Track DVDs which are 3 days)*

Materials are available in over 16 different languages to meet the needs of our diverse community. Friendly, helpful staff are always available to assist you in your search for information, to advise on leisure reading, or on materials appropriate to your child’s reading abilities. Telephone service is available during open hours. Qualified staff will answer your information and reference inquiries, check your account on your behalf and provide details about library services and programs. Most library services are available online. You can join the library, browse the catalogue, check your account, place a hold on items, search databases, download an Audiobook, eBook, video and much more. You can even submit your reference inquiries by email and get an answer within a few hours, 24/7. See page 15 for a complete list of services available. Access library services on your mobile devices at Stay in Touch Through Text or Email Sign up for either email or text notification to enjoy enhanced library services. Add your email address to your library account so that you can reset your PIN without visiting the library, and also receive confirmation of successful renewals through the online catalogue, due date reminders, holds notifications and of course, those pesky overdue notices. If you’d prefer notifications by text, visit the Check Out Desk or or scan here to sign up! Don’t miss a thing! Sign up for VPL’s eNewsletter, the Buzz at newsletters and check out VPL’s blogs at blogs for all the latest on programs, events, services, library buildings and branch renovations, topics of interest to teens, great reads and more!

eBooks and eAudioBooks: Loan period options: 7, 14 or 21 days *Loan periods for high demand items may be reduced Returning Materials: Library materials may be returned to any branch of Vaughan Public Libraries. Book drops are open 24/7. Late Material Charges: DVDs/Videos: $2 per day to a maximum of $10 per item Kobo Vox eReaders: $5 per day to a maximum of $10 All other items: 25¢ per day to a maximum of $10 per item



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Library Locations LIBRARY


350 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge



Mon. - Thurs.………………10 am - 9 pm Fri.………………………… 10 am - 6 pm Sat. & Sun .……………………10 am - 5 pm

900 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill

1441 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill

10341 Islington Avenue North, Kleinburg

10190 Keele Street, Maple



Mon. - Thurs.…………………10 am - 9 pm Fri.………………………….10 am - 6 pm Sat. & Sun .……………………10 am - 5 pm

4921 Rutherford Road, Woodbridge




150 Woodbridge Avenue, Woodbridge







Mon. & Wed.………………………1 - 9 pm Tues. & Thurs.………………….10 am - 9 pm Fri.………………………………….Closed Sat.……………………………10 am - 5 pm Sun.*…………………………….…1 - 5 pm



Mon. & Wed.………………………1 - 9 pm Tues. & Thurs.……………….10 am - 9 pm Fri.…………………………10 am - 6 pm Sat.……………………………10 am - 5 pm Sun.*…………………………..……1 - 5 pm





Mon., Wed. & Thurs.………………1 - 8 pm Tues.……………………….10 am - 5 pm Fri.…………………………………Closed Sat. & Sun.*.………………………1 - 5 pm




Mon. & Wed.……………….…… 1 - 9 pm Tues. & Thurs.………………10 am - 9 pm Fri.…………………………………Closed Sat.………………………….10 am - 5 pm Sun.*………………………………1 - 5 pm




Mon.……………………………… Closed Tues. & Thurs..……………. 10 am - 9 pm Wed.……………………………… 1 - 9 pm Fri.…………………………10 am - 6 pm Sat. …………………………10 am - 5 pm Sun.*……………………………… 1 - 5 pm


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* Select Libraries are closed on Sundays, July – Labour Day.

For your convenience, materials can be returned to any of the above locations. Bookdrops are open 24/7.






Children’s Program Room

Meeting Room

Hold Pick-up

Study Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Free Wi-Fi & Internet Station

Computer Training Room

Notebooks/ Netbooks

Public MS Office Stations

Zoom Text Kurzweil 3000 JAWS



Large Print

Children’s Early Literacy Stations








































Free Parking




905.653.READ (7323)



LP Books

Self Check Out Exhibit Space Available

For more information on all services phone or visit


MARCH BREAK Blue Spruce @ the Library

Come to the library to hear our librarians read this year’s Forest of Reading Blue Spruce nominations. Enjoy fun activities and come back to vote for your favourite in April! BCRL* Mar 11 3 pm MA Mar 7 2 pm PBRL Mar 10 7 pm Mar 12 10:30 am

Get Creative

Kids, come be creative at the library. An assortment of craft materials and books will be provided to inspire you to make that special one of a kind something. AN Mar 12 2 pm DC Mar 13 2 pm PBRL Mar 10-15 2 pm WO Mar 13 2 pm

Jedi Training

Invited you are...on a Galactic adventure at the library. Train to become a Jedi Master and defeat the Dark Side. Costumes are welcome. For ages 6-12. DC Mar 12 2 pm MA* Mar 10 2 pm

Just Plane Fun!

Attention all paper plane experts. Come prove how far and how long your paper airplanes can fly. It’s a fun way to learn about aerodynamics! For ages 6-12. BCRL* Mar 12 3 pm DC Mar 10 2 pm WO Mar 12 2 pm

Mad About Munsch

We’re mad about Munsch! Join us for some great Munsch stories and crazy Munsch activities. For ages 6-12. AN Mar 7 2 pm BCRL* Mar 13 3 pm

Sleepover Adventure!

Ever wonder what your stuffed animals do while you’re sleeping? Bring them to the library for fun activities and leave them with us overnight to find out. BCRL Mar 10 2 pm MA Mar 13 2 pm

Tomatoes from Space!

Join us for some wild experiments and create your own wacky concoctions in our library lab! For ages 6-12.* BCRL Mar 14 3 pm

Come and help us plant seeds from the Canadian Space Agency while learning more about tomatoes, farming and outer space! For ages 8 and up. * MA Mar 14 2 pm

Origami Yoda and Friends

When Heroes are Super!

Strong in the Force you are. Way of the Origami learn you must! Join the Origami Alliance and learn the way of the Folding Force. For ages 6-12.* PBRL Mar 12 7 pm

Who’s your favourite superhero? What would your superpowers be? Answer these questions and more at the library with cool props and games. Costumes welcome! For ages 6-12.* PBRL Mar 11 2 pm

ROCKgarden Party by Little Fingers Music

Wimpy Dorks With Diaries

Mad Scientist

ROCKgarden Party is an interactive musical for children that gets them singing, drumming and dancing along to the beat. Tickets are $2 each. Space is limited. Please purchase tickets at the Service Desk, starting on Feb 18. AN Mar 13 2 pm BCRL Mar 10 11 am MA Mar 12 2 pm WO Mar 11 2 pm

You’ve laughed your way through Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Continue the fun at the library! We’ll chat about the books and make our own diaries! DC Mar 11 2 pm

*Tickets are available at the Service Desk 30 minutes before. AN–Ansley Grove Library | BCRL–Bathurst Clark Resource Library DC–Dufferin Clark Library KL–Kleinburg Library | MA–Maple Library PBRL–Pierre Berton Resource Library | WO–Woodbridge Library

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